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Barack Obama adds Florida to victory

  • U.S. President Barack Obama has won the presidential vote in Florida, meaning he has widened his electoral victory margin over Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.

    The vote count in the only state which was yet to declare a result from Tuesday's election gave Obama 50 percent to Romney's 49.1 percent.

    Obama has now won 332 electoral college votes while Romney has 206.

    The figures released by the Florida state department indicate Obama won 4,236,032 votes out of a total of 8,471,095 cast, 73,858 more than Romney and above the 0.5% difference which would have resulted in an automatic recount.